Inspiring Others: Solar PV Panels

Solar Energy has revolutionised the world by providing the alternate for the other energy sources which are on the verge of culmination due to being used excessively with increasing demands of population. The consumption of these resources has had their disadvantages in the form of pollution and global warming. Solar energy has given solution to so many issues which were quite disturbing and thought provoking, leaving everyone wondering for how long the human race will sustain once the fossil fuels are done with. Realising, that the sun has immense power and its quality of renewing the energy has led the scientists discover so many new ways in which this energy can be used.

Solar PV Panels, where PV stands for Photovoltaics are used to generate electricity by using solar cells to convert solar power into electricity calling it ‘photoelectric effect.’ This system employs solar panels, installation of which may be on the roof or wall or ground mounted. Its biggest advantage is generating no pollution and not contributing to global warming but there have been disadvantages which, with advancement in technology are diminishing. They have become more cost- effective and reliable. Solar PV panels are being used in more than 100 countries.

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As a basic PV cell produces a very small amount of electricity, multiple cells are connected together in array to produce a suitable amount to support a household or a commercial place. Before buying or getting it installed, it is important to know the load requirement of the place where it is installed. Solar PV panels are more suitable for smaller gadgets with low wattage. Water heaters and air conditioners cannot be operated by this system. One requires solar water heater for that. It is important to understand that though a solar PV system can produce electricity even through the scattered sunlight, one must choose a place which has maximum sunlight. The ideal orientation for any solar panel is towards the South direction where it receives maximum sunlight. Another important thing to keep in mind is to choose ‘Deep Cycle’ batteries which have proved to be ideal for solar PV panels. As a buyer, one must be alert and know about the periodic maintenance of the solar PV panels because, if not maintained they will not remain efficient. One should also be aware of tax credits and rebates and discounts on the purchase of a system.

Ideally, it is convenient to contact a solar contractor or a manufacturer for the correct information and he can take all the doubts away.Property Solutions readily answers all your queries and honestly answer all your questions,without hiding anything that as a customer you need to know. We keep things updated and always provide you with the latest system. We are available round the clock for free consultation at your home at your convenience. Visit us and enjoy the benefits of buying the best product at a competitive price.

Solar Pv Panels – How To Choose This Technology Wisely

Solar PV panels are a major component of solar power systems. The ‘PV’ refers to the photovoltaic effect, a process that converts sunlight into electric energy. The panels capture sunlight and transform into usable electricity.

Currently, there are three types of solar PV panels. These are:

#1 Monocrystalline Solar Panels

Although an old technology, monocrystalline solar panels are considered as one of the best. They are expensive to manufacture however they offer the best efficiency. This type of solar panel is made from pure silicon crystals that are sliced up thinly into circular wafers. Wires that look like silver lines run through these wafers. When sunlight hits each wafer and it is transformed into electricity, it is transmitted via these silver lines.

#2 Polycrystalline/Multicrystalline Solar Panels

This type of solar panel is made from slightly impure silicon than what is used to manufacture monocrystalline panels. Instead of forming from a single crystal, they are thrown into blocks. These crystals therefore get randomly arranged and are individually visible. When the polycrystalline slab is cast, it is cut into single square blocks. This is sliced into square wafers and further processed to be transformed into individual solar cells.

Polycrystalline cells are similar in performance and efficiency to monocrystalline cells.


#3 Thin Film Solar Panels

Thin film panels are manufactured using very different manufacturing methods compared to its mono and polycrystalline counterparts. Instead of cutting up large pieces of silicon into solar cells, a silicon-containing spray is coated onto a surface to transform it into a solar panel. The production procedures used to create thin film solar PV panels is more energy-efficient. Thin film solar panels have a shelf life of 20 years.

Thin film solar panels are much heavier than mono or polycrystalline panels. You need to have a very strong roof and capable installers installing them!

Switching your home’s energy requirements to solar power is both a wise and environmentally friendly decision. Not only are you reducing your carbon footprint, but you’re also taking advantage of savings on your next energy bill.

To learn more about solar pv panels, contact Pssolarsystems.


Solar powered attic fans or PV fans harness the sun’s energy to pull heated air from your attic while replacing it with cooler air. This reduces the work your HVAC system has to perform to keep the upstairs area cool. If you have a bedroom in the upstairs area of your home, you might’ve noticed how uncomfortably warm it can get during the summer season. A PV fan is perhaps the best solution to replace this warm air with the cooler from the outside.
There are other benefits to installing solar PV fans as well. These are:

Less Drain on your Air Conditioning System

The PV fan yanks hot air from your upstairs room and attic. By doing so, it is capable of lowering the temperature by several degrees. When the heat is pulled out, less of it scatters back into your home. This means your air condition system doesn’t have to work hard to keep the home cool. With a simple solar attic fan installation, you can save up to 30% on your a/c cooling costs.

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Prolongs Roof Life

Even with vapor barriers in place, moisture is still able to creep into the upper areas and form condensation on the roof decking, attic insulation and framing boards. This problem is worse in older homes because they tend to be settled and have cracks in the foundation which enable air leaks. Solar fans can be a boon because they help to expel moist, warm air, thereby preventing the growth of mildew and mold. This enhances the lifespan of your roof.

Operates in Every Climate

Solar powered fans are made from weather-resistant panels. These are very durable and are capable of harnessing the sun’s energy in low light conditions. Since the fans operate without another fuel source, they produce no pollution with no negative impact on the environment.

Other Benefits

• Solar fans have zero operating costs.
• No electrical work or hookups are necessary.
• The entire assembly usually does not take more than an hour.
• Coupled with your home’s HVAC system, it makes your home atmosphere more comfortable.

To learn more about solar powered fans, please contact PS Solar Energy Systems.


Solar PV Panels or photovoltaic cells have the ability to transform captured sunlight into electricity. The term ‘photovoltaic’ comes from the process of changing light photons into voltage currents. This transformation is referred to as the PV effect. This special capability was revealed by scientists at Bell Telephone in 1954. They determined that silicon was able to create an electric charge if it is was exposed to the sun’s rays. Soon afterward, solar cells became commonplace in powering watches, calculators and even space satellites.

What are solar PV panels made from?

Typical solar cells are constructed from silicon. They are flat as this shape is the most effective. Second generation cells, also called thin-film cells are made using non-silicon or amorphous silicon such as cadmium telluride. Thin film cells are very flexible because their thickness is just a few micrometers. They can play double duty as rooftop tiles and shingles, skylight glazing or building facades.

What are the latest solar panels made from?

Current solar panel models, also called third generation cells, can be constructed with a variety of materials such as solar inks, conductive plastics, and solar dyes. Some newer solar cell technologies utilize plastic mirrors and lenses to focus sunlight on small pieces of high efficacy PV material. Although very expensive, since only a small amount of light is needed, it is very cost effective.

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How do solar panels operate?

Solar panels work by enabling light particles (photons) to hit electrons out from atoms. This generates an electricity flow or current. Solar panels are made up of many small components called photovoltaic cells. These are responsible for doing the conversion between sunlight into electrical currents. When many solar cells are connected, they are referred to as a solar panel.

What are photovoltaic cells made from?

Each and every photovoltaic resembles a sandwich; two slices of a semi-conducting material such as silicon. The top portion is layered with phosphorous which adds electrons to the negative charge. In the bottom layer, boron is added which has fewer electrons and has a positive charge.

How do photovoltaic cells work?

For solar cells to work, an electrical field needs to be established. Similar to a magnetic field, electric currents are established when opposing charges are divided. When a unit of sunlight (photon) frees an electron, the electric field in the silicon junction created by negative and positive charges (phosphorous and boron) will push out that particular electron.

A few other components within the solar panels such as metal conductive plates will collect these free electrons and transfer them onto wires. From here, the electrons will flow like electricity.

Where are solar panels used?

Today, solar panels are being increasingly used as environmentally-friendly, alternative, the source of energy. They have frequently seen crowning road signs, rooftops and even powering space crafts.

What are other types of solar power technology there?

Other solar power technologies that harness the power of the sun include concentrated solar power (CSP) and solar thermal. Both work differently from solar photovoltaic panels, but they need sunlight to create electricity.

To learn more about solar photovoltaic technology, contact PS Solar Systems.